Archive for February, 2016

Holy Cross Community Participates in Campuswide Book Read and Discussion

February 4th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


Holy Cross community members gather to discuss Tavis Smiley’s “Death of a King,” which focuses on the final year of Dr. King’s life. In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a campuswide book read to engage with Dr. King’s legacy on an intellectual level and to explore how it still resonates today.



More than 125 students, faculty and staff read and discussed the book. In addition to discussion sessions, the book also served as the theme for the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Students Deliver Backpacks Full of School Supplies to Worcester Children

February 4th, 2016 by csteuer




College of the Holy Cross students, Ryan Kingsley ’17 (black Shirt) of North Attleboro and Sean Teebagy ’17 (grey shirt) of Shrewsbury have started “Engage. Educate. Empower.” Both raised $1,000 to purchase, pack, and deliver 48 backpacks to elementary school students at Pernet Family Health Service’s after school program in Worcester on February 2, 2016. Charter TV-3 was on hand to cover the event. The program’s future plans include raising $5,000 by the fall of 2016 to provide 500 backpack bundles to Worcester public elementary schools.

Photography by Tom Rettig


Holy Cross Community Bids Farewell to Distinguished Employee

February 1st, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


Donna Wrenn, director of employee relations, delivers remarks during a farewell reception in her honor in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. Hundreds showed up to honor Wrenn for her unparalleled devotion to Holy Cross. She served 55 years of loyal and distinguished service under six different presidents, from Rev. Raymond J. Swords, S.J., to Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J.

Fr. Boroughs and members of the Office of Human Resources noted Wrenn’s extraordinary commitment to the mission of Holy Cross and unwavering attention to the welfare of those in the Holy Cross Community.

During the reception, Worcester mayor Joseph M. Petty presented Wrenn with a key to the city.

Photography by John Buckingham